The Circular Economy Quiz

This fall, we chose The Circular Economy as an overarching theme with its embodiment of critical areas of concern for our planet. Its “refuse-reduce-reuse-repurpose-recycle” economic model delivers the fundamental building blocks for sustainability and it gives a blueprint for developing a robust economy that can meet climate change targets.  We tasked our Actionnaters to take a quiz to test their knowledge of the topic.  With 2020 coming to a close, we present the quiz questions and correct answers in purple below. Click here to learn more and find additional resources to help you take action and make a sustainable change in your daily life.

Test Your Knowledge

Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for up to:

One Hour
Three Hours
Six Hours
12 Hours
None of the above

According to the EPA, 84 percent of clothing, shoes and other textiles end up in landfills; how many pounds of textiles waste per person per year is this?

25
54
81 lbs
96

Up to how many years does it take for plastic items to decompose?

5
10
25
100
1,000 years

In 2016, there were 11 million metric tons of plastic leaked into the ocean. If we continue without change, how many metric tons will be leaked by 2040?

16
22
29 metric tons
35
44

What percentage of Green House Gas emissions is the travel and tourism industry responsible for?

2%
5%
8%
10%
12%

What percentage of global carbon emissions are associated with products we use every day when we travel (cars, clothes, etc.)?

15%
20%
30%
35%
45%

What metals are recovered for new uses when cell phones are recycled?

Gold
Silver
Palladium
Copper
Tin
Zinc
Platinum
All of the above

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